Charlottesville Nov. 15. 1828.
Mr. Trist the present Secretary of the Board of Visitors, intending shortly to resign that office in consequence of his removal from the county, I have determined to make a tender of my services to succeed him in it. I had not proposed announcing my intention in this mode or at this time; but, as from what I hear, it is probable there will be several very early applications for the place, I have thought it might be proper to give you timely notice of my disposition to discharge its duties, should my appointment meet the views of the Board. With sentiments of the highest respect, I am Yr’s &c.
J. A. G. Davis